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Re: Theos-World Opportunities Now

Mar 10, 2006 07:22 PM
by Cass Silva

Footnote-Fountain Source of Occultism on pledge fever and the probationary path.
  Everything is karmic.  Whatever happens is the resultant of the many karmic energies working to find expression in a life, the strongest of these coming into manifestation first, while the less strong are not turned aside but are dammed back, to await their turn.  In certain very unusual circumstances it is possible for an adept or teacher with the full consent of his pupil to prevent the appearance of the strongest karmic energy first, or so to smooth its action that other karmic energies or elements can appear almost simultaneously.  These rare instances are always for the benefit either of the pupil or for some great and impersonal work for humanity, and can take place only in circumstances or conditions which are actually within what may be called a higher karma of the one so submitting himself to the destiny thus modified.  But even here the karma so affected will find its expression just the same, and with its precisely normal condition of power and with precisely normal
 results.  Subsidiary Papars, October 1895.
  So who is to say that HPB wasn't also dealing with karmic energies working through the personality while at the same time  working for "some great and impersonal work for humanity"

carlosaveline cardoso aveline <> wrote:




Dear Friends,

To an ordinary observer, present controversies at “Theos-talk” might look 
like a chaos. To the student of Esoteric Philosophy, there is a higher or 
inner order in this apparent dis-order.

Actually, there is nothing wrong in the fact that difficulties and 
contradictions emerge.

Some people see the spiritual path as a way of obtaining peace and comfort 
at the personal level. In their deeds, if not in words, they try to reject 
all “probations” and tests. They fear pain. They attach themselves to 

When these people learn about H.P.B.’s struggle against theological 
dogmatism and other forms of collective ignorance and hypocrisy, they feel 
that the main teacher of the esoteric philosophy was excessively polemist. 
They think that H.P.B. had a temper and that she was less peaceful than she 
should have been.

Thinking like this may help us disguise our own tamasic love for routine and 
ommision. Those who challenge collective ignorance are fiercely attacked in 
various ways – so it is convenient for us to have some handy explanations 
and excuses as to why we do not try to follow the example and the vibration 
pattern of Initiates.

Ill-informed people believe that HPB challenged the dogmas of her time 
because she was anxious, neurotic – or perhaps because she had ‘a missing 
principle’ in her inner consciousness. The matter of the fact is that she 
was setting an example for future generations of truth-seekers to follow.

She couldn’t avoid challenging the dogmas of her time because she was a 
great soul. The same happened to many Messengers, great and small, since 
Pythagoras, Buddha and Lao-tzu. Messengers don’t care about established 
dogmas or personal well-being. Seen as an example of an vibration pattern, 
H.P.B.’s life and suffering contain an inspiring example for us in the 21st 

She was a willing instrument to open a new road and to establish a better 
pattern. More than one century after she left her body in 1891, her life 
is still a living metaphor illustrating the path which we might take 
courage to tread one of these days. The inner aspect of the progress along 
this road is radiant with eternal bliss – while, at the outer level, the 
learner’s personality undergoes a painful psychological and alchemical 

One Mahatma described this process in a letter to a lay chela:

“You were told (...) that the path to Occult Sciences has to be trodden 
laboriously and crossed at the danger of life; that every new step in it 
leading to the final goal, is surrounded by pit-falls and cruel thorns; that 
the pilgrim who ventures upon it is made first to confront and conquer the 
thousand and one furies (1) who keep watch over its adamantine (2) gates 
and entrance – furies called Doubt, Skepticism, Scorn, Ridicule, Envy and 
finally Temptation – especially the latter; and that he, who would see 
beyond had to first destroy this living wall; that he must be possessed of a 
heart and soul clad in steel, and of an iron, never failing determination 
and yet be meek and gentle, humble and have shut out from his heart every 
human passion, that leads to evil.”(3)

What about “Theos-talk” as a probationary field of search for truth?

Contradictions here are evidences that it is alive.

Right now, an apparent “fever” of messages and controversy precipitates 
some materials and destroys others, in several levels of consciousness, and 
with several kinds of magnetism.

New learning opportunities may be emerging from under the surface of such 
outward misunderstandings.

“Opportunities are everywhere”, indeed.

Peace to all beings, and best regards, Carlos Cardoso Aveline.

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(1) Furies: in classical Mythology, feminine deities who punished crimes, 
prompted by the victims, and who took revenge on behalf of the gods.

(2) Adamantine: like a diamond; impenetrably hard; utterly and unyieldingly 

(3) “The Mahatma Letters to A.P. Sinnett”, Theosophical University Press, 
Pasadena, California, 1992, Letter LXII, pp. 351-352.

O o o O o o O o o O o o O o o O o o O

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